Haitian Music for Change: Crossing Borders Music

Sunday, March 19, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Petty Auditorium

The Crossing Borders Music string quartet shares an afternoon of music in response to Haiti's current humanitarian crisis.

The program includes:

  • The first string quartet (Exodus) by Rudy Perrault, which tells through music the story of Haitian immigrants and refugees
  • Strings for Change by Gifrants, which was written in response to the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021
  • Chrysallis devient papillon, a metaphor for transformation by Sabrina CD Jean Louis
  • The premiere of Ti pawol by John Karly Fils Ménard, showing the incredible talents of Haiti's next generation of musicians

This performance marks 10 years of sharing music by Haitian composers since Crossing Borders Music's first-ever performance "Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music."